March 17, 2022

Interview: Darryl McNally, Founder of Limavady Single Barrel Whiskey

Interview: Darryl McNally, Founder of Limavady Single Barrel Whiskey

One of the most awarded figures in Irish whiskey, Darryl McNally, has spent roughly three decades in the spirits industry. After years working his way up the ranks of renowned whiskey producers, McNally ventured home to Limavady, in Northern Ireland’s Roe Valley, where he began to resurrect the coastal town’s historic distillery, Limavady, originally founded in 1750 and shuttered in 1910.

March 16, 2022

Meet the Best Single Barrel, Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Meet the Best Single Barrel, Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey has been trending in popularity for the past couple of years for reasons including increased innovation among distillers and makers, resulting in more premium offerings. A new premium release that should be on your radar is Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey from the town of Limavady northwest of Belfast.

March 15, 2022

Great New Irish Whiskeys for St. Patrick's Day

Great New Irish Whiskeys for St. Patrick's Day

Master Distiller Darryl McNally, a descendant of the Limavady Distillery’s 18th century operators, is teaming up with Vermont rye maestros WhistlePig to resurrect one of Ireland’s oldest whiskeys (originally founded back in 1750).

March 10, 2022

New Irish Whiskeys to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022

New Irish Whiskeys to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022

The name Limavady is old—dating back to 1750—but the label has only been recently resurrected. Its second coming is a single barrel product, triple-distilled from 100% malted Irish barely and aged in ex-bourbon barrels before a finish in former PX sherry casks.

Bottle of Limavady on the North Irish Coast

Its nose presents earthy, malty grain with soil up top and a slightly sherried sweetness below. On the palate it’s warm and creamy, beginning with earthy malt and raisins before picking up biscuits and toffee in the middle. The finish is all creamy vanilla, oak, and the dark, sherry-sweet flavors of a dessert wine with a hint of plum. It’s played off by a delectable finish that has peaches, plums, and pears in a kind of dark-sweet sherry sauce with spice—think of it as a fruit salad packed in sherry.

Limavady has the lightness of a traditional Irish whiskey but combines it with the very best of what sherry and bourbon barrel influence can do.

March 10, 2022

The Best Irish Whiskey Brands for 2022

The Best Irish Whiskey Brands for 2022

Limavady was launched in 2021 by Bushmills veteran Darryl McNally, and offers single-barrel single malt whiskey (currently sourced). The liquid ages in bourbon barrels and is finished in Pedro Ximénez casks before bottling at 46 percent ABV. It’s a whiskey of contrasts: youthful but full of character; light in color yet rich in flavor. Particularly enjoyable are its fresh fruit and honeysuckle aromas and the modest hint of PX wine that runs throughout. Average price: $51. Rating: 91.

March 8, 2022

Limavady Single Barrel Single Malt Irish Whiskey: VinePair Review

Limavady Single Barrel Single Malt Irish Whiskey: VinePair Review

Launched in 2021, Limavady is the brainchild of Darryl McNally, a Bushmills veteran who spent nearly two decades at the iconic distillery. The brand offers one product: a single-barrel (currently sourced) single malt that ages in bourbon barrels and is finished in Pedro Ximénez casks. Bottled at 46 percent ABV, this is a whiskey of pleasant contrasts: It's young but brimming with character; light in hue yet rich in flavor. Fresh fruit and honeysuckle aromas set a lively tone, while a modest hint of PX wine runs throughout.

January 19, 2022

Iconic Beverages to launch Limavady Irish Whiskey in Australia

Iconic Beverages to launch Limavady Irish Whiskey in Australia

Iconic Beverages has announced the latest addition to its spirits portfolio, with the launch of Limavady Single Malt Irish Whiskey in Australia.

January 12, 2022

Limavady named Best Irish Whiskey

Limavady named Best Irish Whiskey

Limavady Single Barrel Whiskey has won a number of awards in the spirit industry’s leading competitions.

Limavady will be launching in key international markets and expanding across the US and his year.

Limavady will be launching in key international markets and expanding across the US and his year.

One of Ireland’s oldest whiskeys, dating back to 1750, Limavady made a remarkable comeback recently and is now celebrating four Gold Medals from the Beverage Testing Institute, Whiskies of the World, The Drinks Business and John Barleycorn Awards as well as being named ‘No1 Irish Single Malt’ by the Beverage Testing Institute and John Barleycorn’s 2021 ‘Best Irish Whiskey’.

January 10, 2022

Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2021

Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2021

A multitude of innovative spirits debuted last year. The first instalment of our top 50 picks includes a vermouth-finished rum, an apéritif designed to accompany Indian dishes and a Laphroaig-finished Tequila.

The spirits business is ever-evolving, with producers stretching the limits of what can be done. Each year we select 50 of the most innovative spirits to hit the market, and 2021 offered plenty of choice.

Our top 50 cutting-edge picks from last year include liquids with experimental finishes, products in intriguing new formats, bottlings with inventive flavours and more.

Read on for the first round-up of our annual list, where we count down the spirits that earned spots 50-41.

Press
March 18, 2022
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Cool Hunting
Interview: Darryl McNally, Founder of Limavady Single Barrel Whiskey

One of the most awarded figures in Irish whiskey, Darryl McNally, has spent roughly three decades in the spirits industry. After years working his way up the ranks of renowned whiskey producers, McNally ventured home to Limavady, in Northern Ireland’s Roe Valley, where he began to resurrect the coastal town’s historic distillery, Limavady, originally founded in 1750 and shuttered in 1910.

Press
March 17, 2022
|
Airows
Meet the Best Single Barrel, Single Malt Irish Whiskey

Irish Whiskey has been trending in popularity for the past couple of years for reasons including increased innovation among distillers and makers, resulting in more premium offerings. A new premium release that should be on your radar is Limavady Single Barrel Irish Whiskey from the town of Limavady northwest of Belfast.

Press
March 17, 2022
|
Maxim
Great New Irish Whiskeys for St. Patrick's Day

Master Distiller Darryl McNally, a descendant of the Limavady Distillery’s 18th century operators, is teaming up with Vermont rye maestros WhistlePig to resurrect one of Ireland’s oldest whiskeys (originally founded back in 1750).

Press
March 10, 2022
|
Bevvy
New Irish Whiskeys to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2022

The name Limavady is old—dating back to 1750—but the label has only been recently resurrected. Its second coming is a single barrel product, triple-distilled from 100% malted Irish barely and aged in ex-bourbon barrels before a finish in former PX sherry casks.

Bottle of Limavady on the North Irish Coast

Its nose presents earthy, malty grain with soil up top and a slightly sherried sweetness below. On the palate it’s warm and creamy, beginning with earthy malt and raisins before picking up biscuits and toffee in the middle. The finish is all creamy vanilla, oak, and the dark, sherry-sweet flavors of a dessert wine with a hint of plum. It’s played off by a delectable finish that has peaches, plums, and pears in a kind of dark-sweet sherry sauce with spice—think of it as a fruit salad packed in sherry.

Limavady has the lightness of a traditional Irish whiskey but combines it with the very best of what sherry and bourbon barrel influence can do.

Press
March 11, 2022
|
VinePair
The Best Irish Whiskey Brands for 2022

Limavady was launched in 2021 by Bushmills veteran Darryl McNally, and offers single-barrel single malt whiskey (currently sourced). The liquid ages in bourbon barrels and is finished in Pedro Ximénez casks before bottling at 46 percent ABV. It’s a whiskey of contrasts: youthful but full of character; light in color yet rich in flavor. Particularly enjoyable are its fresh fruit and honeysuckle aromas and the modest hint of PX wine that runs throughout. Average price: $51. Rating: 91.

Press
March 11, 2022
|
VinePair
Limavady Single Barrel Single Malt Irish Whiskey: VinePair Review

Launched in 2021, Limavady is the brainchild of Darryl McNally, a Bushmills veteran who spent nearly two decades at the iconic distillery. The brand offers one product: a single-barrel (currently sourced) single malt that ages in bourbon barrels and is finished in Pedro Ximénez casks. Bottled at 46 percent ABV, this is a whiskey of pleasant contrasts: It's young but brimming with character; light in hue yet rich in flavor. Fresh fruit and honeysuckle aromas set a lively tone, while a modest hint of PX wine runs throughout.

Press
January 29, 2022
|
The Shout
Iconic Beverages to launch Limavady Irish Whiskey in Australia

Iconic Beverages has announced the latest addition to its spirits portfolio, with the launch of Limavady Single Malt Irish Whiskey in Australia.

Press
January 29, 2022
|
Drinks Industry Ireland
Limavady named Best Irish Whiskey

Limavady Single Barrel Whiskey has won a number of awards in the spirit industry’s leading competitions.

Limavady will be launching in key international markets and expanding across the US and his year.

Limavady will be launching in key international markets and expanding across the US and his year.

One of Ireland’s oldest whiskeys, dating back to 1750, Limavady made a remarkable comeback recently and is now celebrating four Gold Medals from the Beverage Testing Institute, Whiskies of the World, The Drinks Business and John Barleycorn Awards as well as being named ‘No1 Irish Single Malt’ by the Beverage Testing Institute and John Barleycorn’s 2021 ‘Best Irish Whiskey’.

Press
January 29, 2022
|
The Spirits Business
Top 50 innovative spirits launches of 2021

A multitude of innovative spirits debuted last year. The first instalment of our top 50 picks includes a vermouth-finished rum, an apéritif designed to accompany Indian dishes and a Laphroaig-finished Tequila.

The spirits business is ever-evolving, with producers stretching the limits of what can be done. Each year we select 50 of the most innovative spirits to hit the market, and 2021 offered plenty of choice.

Our top 50 cutting-edge picks from last year include liquids with experimental finishes, products in intriguing new formats, bottlings with inventive flavours and more.

Read on for the first round-up of our annual list, where we count down the spirits that earned spots 50-41.

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